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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME coup ftEPARTUENT OF HIRTORY AN9 ARCHIVED OES MOJNES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Associated Preu and United Press Pull Leased Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 22 1946 This Paper Consists of Two No 167 vl k One Man Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Mason Cltj Sunday p m WOI Ames Weduesdar p m WSUI City p m WTAD Qataer 111 Saturday 9 p m What Lies Ahead in Agriculture BLAZONED across the top of a current farm magazine is the following statement which in re cent years has become axiomatic in the agricultural sections of the country Prosperity begins on the farm Unless the farmer is prosperous industry cannot be prosperous labor cannot be prosperous NO BODY can be prosperous That may be true in a rough sort of way but it isnt the whole truth It would be a closer ap proximation of that whole truth to say that unless there is a pros perous general economy in our country a prosperous agriculture is impossible IT IS of course conspicuously true that when agriculture is prosperous the other segments of our national life are prosperous too But theres a growing accum ulation of evidence that the farm prosperity is a result not a cause of that larger prosperity There was food for our ego in i the thought that the nations econ omy or even the world economy ivas primarily shaped by the well being or the ill of agriculture which reaches the pinnacle of its development here in Iowa and her neighboring states But theres a point in facing the truth and the truth is that farming is but one important com not the dominant our national econ omy In other words its better to look at things the way they are than to view them as wed like them to be AND that realistic look is ex actly the one that has been taken by the research committee for the Committee for Economic Development in its report recent ly off the press titled Agricul ture in an Expanding Economy A word or two about the com mitteemight not be amiss at this point then well look at the re port in question The Committee for Economic Development which has come to be known as CED is a national group hearted by Paul G Hoff man president of the Studebakcr corporation of South Bend Ind It was set tip in the early part of the war to help stimulate pri vate enterprise to plan realistically for business expansion and great er employment after the war If mass unemployment is to be avoided this committee which in cludes some of the worlds fore most industrial leaders and au thorities on economics and fi nance contends that there must be 35 to 45 per cent more business volume in future years than in 1910 which in turn would provide 7 to 10 million more jobs Its studies and recommenda tions although somewhat offset by industrial warfare in certain large areas have been infinitely valuable thus far in our nations reconversion program and they are destined to become increas ingly valuable as reconversion proceeds OT THE LEAST of the inter HOLD WIFE FOR BAUER INQUEST Uncover Attempt to Kill 15000 Nazis MORE GERMAN POWS STRICKEN WITHPOISONING 2283 Prisoners Are III Officials Find Arsenic Dusted Bread Nuernberg S army au thorities said Monday night that more German prisoners of war had been stricken with arsenic poisoning in a mysterious attempt to kill 15000 nazi S S men The new cases raised the total of victims taken ill at Stalas 13 7 miles from Nuernberg since last Monday to 2283 No deaths have as yet been reported how ever and army authorities saidnone were expected The illness ol 1900 prisoners was announced Friday Four full bottles of arsenic and 2 empty arsenic bottles were found under the floor of the lo cal German bakery which sup plied arsenicdusted bread to a regiment of prisoners last Mon day U S army headquarters in Frankfurt commented Friday in announcing the mass poisoaing that the bread had been obtained for the camp by contract in ac cordance with normal proce dures Col Samuel T Williams com manding officer of the 26th infan try division which guards the 15 000man prisoner of war camp said no arrest had been made He said an investigation of all em ployes of the bakers including Germans who were discharged from the plant on Auril 13 and 14 and 2 days before the deliv eryof the under way In Frankfurt it was reported that a search was being a Polish displaced person who was said to have been associated in a similar case before The Pole was said to have fled mysteriously The victims were in varying de grees of sickness Seriously ill and in hospitals were 207 Affected the worst were those who ate most of their bread ration at one sitting last week Williams said the arsenic had been painted apparently with a brush on the bottoms the loaves delivered to the affected regiment Flour Returning Des Moines re ceived here indicated Monday flour allegedly forced on feed manufacturers and distributors by mills in tiein sales now is mov ing back to the milling companies and into channels of consumption HOLLYWOOD USHERS IN EASTER WITH SUNRISE SERVICE Thirty thousand worshippers greet first peacetime Easter dawn at service in Hollywood Bowl Shown in foreground as dawn broke over the bowl is Alice Wittlinger Lily Girl of the service International Soundphoto f By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The sounds of warfare gone millions of Christians in all lands gathered Sunday in their places of worship to rejoice over the res urrection of Jesus Christ Symbolic Easter services carried special meaning this year to thou sands who prayed that this cele bration of resurrection might mean also a new life for human ity feed from the tyranny of In churches bombedout ca thedrals on mountain tops and along the sea worshippers heard the clergy tell again the poignant story of the first Easter President Truman slipped quietly into the First Baptist church in Washington to lead the United States in observing the festival Mrs Truman and their N Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and daughter Margaret attended St Margarets Episcopal church Throughout the country mil lions streamed out of churches after the service into warm sun shine for the traditional Easter parade New Yorks 5th avenue had the greatest Easter parade of its bis toryy with a manycoJoreO crowd of 1000000 fashionable strollers Europeans celebrating their first peacetime Easter since 1939 packed into churches and flocked to resorts for a weekend holiday Pope Pius XII remained in se clusion at the Vatican Many American servicemen attended St Susannas church London had its sunniest Easter day in 45 years and special trains took vast crowds to seaside re sorts Most Britons carried their own rations to insure eating over the holiday Throughout the Soviet Union the devout crowded Orthodox churches and churchbells were used to toll the holiday for the first time in more than 20 years In Moscow the Easter festival was the greatest since the revolution theUnited States some 25 ODO went to Arlington cemetery outside Washington D C to wor ship at sunrise in the amphithe ater at the tomb of the unknown soldier Throughout the nation many thousands stood in line outside churches to await their turn to worship Some sections of Minnesota and Iowa celebrated Easter in temper atures hovering around 70 de grees MARSHALL ASKS DETAILS OF US PLANE ATTACKS Demands Chinese Reds Produce Evidence or Publicly Retract Claim Chungking Mar shall formally demanded Monday that the Chinese communists eith er publicly retract or furnish de tails of their unsupported charge that American planes attacked communist forces in Manchuria and that one was shot down Marshall special American en voy seeking to establish peace be tween the warring Chinese fac tions held an Inconclusive 3hour meeting with Gen Chou EnLai chief communist negotiator and a separate session with Generalissi mo Chiang KaiShek Chou said he was radioing field commanders for information on the reported air attacks which al legedly occurred near embattled Szepingkai last week A Chinese government military spokesman labeled as a complete fabrication the charge that U S planes had strafed the communist forces Reports from headquarters of U S army marine and navy air units based in China said no U S aircraft were in the Szepingkai area at the time of the reported attack Government reports from Man churia said Monday that Chinese communist troops gathered like clouds In the Kmiffchulin district cast of Changchun where CECIL C BAUER Lying in Road RALPH TIMM Pick Up Bauer cooler Monday night and Tues day with occasional showers or thunderstorms Iowa Considerable cloudiness with occasional showers and scattered thunder storms south and east portions Monday night and south central and extreme east por tions Tuesday Moderately cooler northwest portion Monday night and east and central portions Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy Show ers extreme southeast early Monday night Cooler south and west Monday night Rising tem peratures northwest and west central Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at O A f1 Chief Justice Stone Suffers Indigestion Attack at Bench Washington Justice Stone became ill and was escorted fromthe supreme court bench Monday Officials later said he had suffered an attack of indigestion Stone was escorted from the court by 2 colleagues The court promptly recessed The court marshal Thomas E Waggaman said a few minutes later that Stone appeared to be getting along well but would not return to the bench for the regular 3f afternoon session Waggaman told reporters that Stones pulse was found to be all right He said Dr George W Cal ver the capitol physician was summoned and pronounced Stones difficulty as indigestion The court clerk Elmore Cropley said the chief justice had been working long hours in preparation for Mondays session and appar ently had overdrawn on his strength He predicted that Stone would be back on the bench Wednesday for a regular argument session Stone was supported under the arms by Justice Black and Reed The court abruptly recessed short ly before 1 p m 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 86 Minimum 54 At 8 a m Monday 64 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 41 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 68 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Sunday 59 At p m Sunday 86 YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 33 Goop Fails to Work in Disposal of Fish Arlington S Dafc tUR Goop principal ingredient in the armys fire bombs failed Monday to dispose of an estimated 16000000 pounds of dead fish washed ashore from nearby Lake Poinsett State Game Director Elmer Pet erson said however that disposal of the huge piles of dead and de caying fish would be completed within 2 or 3 days with the aid of another tool of war the bull dozer Peterson said bulldozers had pushed most of the fish into trenches ready for burial E took the long look intq the future was agriculture In its research in this area it called upon some of the nations leading author ities One of these was Prof T W Schultz of the University of Chi cago known to many lowans by reason of his extended service on the economics staff at Iowa State college The committees 42 page report is a reflection of what I believe to be the best thinking of the day on the subject of agricultures place in the nations economy In the time remaining in this broadcast Im going to present some of its highlights THE FUNDAMENTAL premise of the report is that agricul ture today is so inextricably a part of our broad economy that policies and practices in fields far removed from farming have far reaching effects on the economic condition of farmers snd con versely that the economic condi tions of farmers has a direct in fluence on genera prosperity Prompted by war demand ag ricultural output expanded al most a third in the 5year period between 1939 and I9U Live stock output rose 50 per cent Oil bearing crops including soybeans have shown greatest increase Prices on agricultural com modities have doubled too since 1939 Although costs have mount ed too our farmers have en joyed their best net income in all history Farm people are in the best financial position they have occupied in more than 3 decades Conditions are ripe for a genuine land boom JTS A CURIOUS fact however that in the fact of such farm prosperity an unprecedented mi gration away from farms has oc united steelworkers out since Feb 8 in iron ore I mines meet Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co representatives Monday in COXTINVED ON PAGE Z attempt to settle strike CHIEF JUSTICE STONE Strikes At a Glance By UNITED PKESS Strikes and shutdowns left 660000 workers idle across the nation The major developments of Labor Schwellenbach announced plans for a meeting between mine operators and Union President John L Lewis to reopen negotiations in 22day strike Crowd Cheers Princess on Her 20th Birthday Windsor England ands jammed the grounds o Windsor castle on Easter Sunday to cheer Princess Elizabeth as she observed her 20th birthday Wearing a powder blue dress and a blue hat trimmed with a single blue feather the Princess waved and blew kisses to the crowd from a drawing room win dow Lazy ExOfficer Wants Easy Job New York lazy ex officer advertised for an easy job in a New York newspaper The advertisement appearin under situations wanted male read lazy exofficer no ambi tion no ability no money no j Eang 4 Japs or Killing Yank Airmen Shanghai Maj cn Masataka Kaburagi former of staff of the imperial Japa ese 34th army and 4 his sub rdinates died on the gallows at Vard road jail Monday morning or their part in the torture parade nd strangulation of 3 American lyers at Hankow in December 944 This was the first execution of var criminals by Americans in he China theater The prisoners their hands xund were led one at a time nto the tiny execution chamber at 45 minute intervals The charges upon which they were convicted were read to them their heads were encased in black hoods and hey were hanged Kaburagi fell first at a m The others executed in se quence were Warrant Officer Tsutomu Fujii Sgt Maj Shoezed Vlasui Sgt Koichi Masuda and Lance Cpl Yosabiiro Shirakawa The 5 were convicted of respon sibility for the death of Lt Lester R White of Slickville Pa and Sgls Henry Wheaton of Milwau kee and James E Forbes Jr of East Hartford Conn members of a B29 crew whose plane crashed in China The trio almost nude was paraded and beaten for 3 hours through the icy streets of Hankow Dec 16 1944 in an attempt to arouse the hatred of the Chinese against the United States They were then beaten strangled and thrown into a crematorium still alive Drake Choir Tours university 60voice choir opens a the governments first weeks tour of IowaMonday sing parently made slow progress in mg at Newton high school The Its effort to reach the fallen esp alsa will sing this week Kungchulm is 36 miles from Ames Fort Dodge Waterloo Ma son City Council Bluffs Oakland communists last week GIMDFIOUPF HMtlHlQU Wfl AAchot Or Fouf Streetcar Conductor Wanted to Be Motorman Chicago Clark 29 was arrested for driving off in an idie streetcar while the motorman was in a restaurant drinking a cup of cotfee He told police he always wanted to be a motorman He said he was frustrated because the streetcar company made him instead a conductor Grizzly bears range the Cordil nothing married 26 desires easy leran highland from Mexico to job short hours good pay Alaska WHERE NAVY HOLDS MANEUVERS locates area where the U S Navy will hold the first largescale maneuvers since the war The first of the 4 stages of the war games started April 19 and will continue through a 5 week period President Truman will watch carrier task force operations Monday and Tuesday during his weeks vacation cruise which started Easter Sunday AP Wire photo Map With the 8th Fleet at Sea Truman boarded the aircraft carrier Franklin D Roosevelt Monday to view a display of naval air might in largescale Atlantic maneuvers The president joined Adm Marc A MUschcr commander of the new 8h fleet aboard the 45000 ton carrier at a m Within half an hour Mltschers big flagship was under way bound for maneuvers off the Virginia Capes Mr Truman and his white house staff arrived from Washington earlier in the day aboard the presidential yacht Williamsburg They vrill return to that vessel afternoon to cruise for the rest of the week in the Chesapeake Bay area Mr Truman and his party which included secret service men SEEK 2ND MAN N CLEAR LAKE MYSTERY CASE Thornton Man Reveals He Helped Mrs Bauer Load Husband in Car An inquest into the mysterious death ot Cecil C Bauer 32 Gow ie will be held at 10 a m Tues day Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gordo county coroner announced tfonday afternoon Mrs Bauer is held in the county jail here as a material witness according o County Attorney M L Mason Meanwhile another man is being sought in connection with nvestisalion of Bauers death fol lowing the report to Sheriff Tim Phalen Monday mornins by Ralph Timm Thornton that he was one of the men who helped loati Bauer into a car driven by Mrs Bauer after the mortally injured man was found on the highway south east of Clear Lake Saturday just before midnight Timm told investigating officers that it was he who flagged down Mrs Bauer as her car was coming toward Clear Lake after Timm had discovered Bauer lying on the road Timm was returning home at the time from Mason City Timm was not held by the county officers He is employed at the First National bank ot Mason City He said that as he and Mrs Bauer were trying to get the in jured man into the Bauer car an other motorist drove up and helped to move Bauer Timm thought the 2nd motorist was driv ing a 1937 Studebaker The coun ty attorney appealed Monday aft ernoon for this man to report to the sheriffs office to help with the investigation An autopsy has been held ac cording to the coroner but he re fused to reveal any of the findings at this lime except that Bauer liad not suffered a fractured larynx as was thought at the time of the first examination of the body Mrs Bauer told officers that she let her husband out on the road at his request in order that he might relieve himself He asked her to drive on she said until she found a place to turn around and then to return and pick him up again When she returned ac cording to her story Timm flagged her down and told her that a man was lying on the edge of the road She discovered it to be her hus band She then drove to the home of her daughter Mrs Russell Shay in Clear Lake and Mr Shay took Bauer to the home of Dr A B Phillips who pronounced him dead The body was taken to Wards funeral home in Clear Lake Mrs Bauer also informed offi cers that she and her husband had registered at a Clear Lake hotel just before starting around the lake to south shore night clubs for something to eat It was during the trip south that the tragedy oc curred She was unable to give any ex planation for her husbands death Dr Smiley said that injuries to Bsuers head were sufficient to have caused his death and that his lothing was soiled as if he had een rolled in the dirt but that here were no broken bones or erious bruises on his body which vould support the belief that a ar struck him The decision to hold an inquest vas reached at a meeting in the heriffs office Monday afternoon ttended by the sheriff county ttorney coroner Sgt Robert Reese of the state highway patro Assistant County Attorney M C Deputy Sheriff Jack Burnett and Jess R Buttleman lear Lake chief of police Mr and Mrs Bauer both had eca married previously to their vedding last January Bauer was divorced while he was in the U S navy from which he was dis charged lost October He has 3 children by his first wife His brother Gene also Cow rie was in Mason City Monday in connection with the investigation and he also has a mother living as well as several sisters at Cowrie Both Mr and Mrs Bauer were formerly employed at a Mason City produce company and news correspondents trans ferred from the Williamsburg to the carrier in small boats He was accorded the presiden tial salute of 21 guns when ha boarded the warship The new 8th fleet began its ex tensive maneuvers last weekend following a rendezvous southeas of the Virginia Capes A total of 29 ships will opcrati during the maneuvers lasting through May 27 as a task forci made up of striking bombard m e n t screening and support groups Mr Truman and his party boarded the Williamsburg a Washington Sunday afternoon Peaches Browning on Honeymoon No 4 Dayton Nev UR Frances Peaches Browning was honey mooning Monday with her 4th husband wealthy Ralph N Will son of Columbus Ohio The new Mrs Willson now 35 fulfilled her hearts desire Sunday by having a pretty ceremony per formed by a minister She said her previous marriages were all hur ryup justice of the peace at i 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